THE FIRM The team at Pierce Atwood offers clients an impressive range of complex commercial expertise. The firm's business practice has recently advised on a range of acquisitions, divestments, financings and nonpublic offerings on a national and international scale. In addition, the firm has significant experience in all aspects of debtor-creditor relations, insolvency issues and Chapter 11 reorganizations. Highlight transactions include representing State Line Scrap in the sale of its business to Prolerized New England, a subsidiary of Schnitzer Steel Industries.
Sources say: "The firm is efficient, informative and sophisticated. They provide great value for money."
KEY INDIVIDUALS James Zimpritch is described by one source as "absolutely preeminent in corporate and corporate governance issues." He advises on a raft of issues relating to financing and M&A, and is particularly noted for his knowledge of the healthcare and insurance industries.
David Champoux is widely acknowledged for his broad expertise in corporate and business law. His practice handles all aspects relating to corporate governance, financing and transactional work.
Christopher Howard, whose practice spans complex corporate finance and transactional representation, receives high praise from sources for his "experience, knowledge and pragmatism." He heads the firm's business practice group.
The "fantastic" Jacob Manheimer is the firm's leading name for insolvency and restructuring issues. His practice regularly handles financially distressed situations, Chapter 11 reorganizations and workouts.
Bruce Coggeshall is a highly respected corporate and commercial lawyer who is described as "a luminary and a mainstay." He acts as bond counsel to several Maine municipalities and outside general counsel to a number of corporations.
Charles Graceffa, described as "a star of the future" by sources, handles corporate and securities law. He has been involved in several of the firm's key deals of late, including advising Wentworth Technology over the nonpublic offering of $1.5 million of preferred stock.